Media Notes: Scottish Rugby's Autumn Tests Will Be Simulcast On BT Sport, BBC
The Scotland national rugby team's '17 autumn test matches against New Zealand, Australia and Samoa will be broadcast live on BT Sport and BBC. It will be the first time two national broadcasters will show the side's matches in live simulcast. Scotland will play the All Blacks in the middle weekend of the November series, with Samoa opening the sequence and Australia closing the three-match window (Scottish Rugby).
Channel Nine axed founding host Paul Vautin from the "The Footy Show" as the program "undergoes its most dramatic overhaul in 24 years." The show's exec producer, Glenn Pallister, this week told Vautin the program "would no longer exist in its current format and he would not be a part of it." Vautin has one year remaining on his contract and is "likely to spend it in the commentary box calling matches" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 10/17).
Liga MX sides Pachuca and León "will remain on pay-TV." The clubs, both part of Grupo Pachuca, renewed their deals with Fox Sports for carriage of their games through '24. The contracts were set to expire in '19. The renewal "also includes coverage on digital platforms and mobile devices" (LA AFICIÓN, 10/16).